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Baby Names Inspired by Artists

Creative baby names can be found by looking at the names of artists (and architects and designers). These baby names capture the artists' creative spirit, give your child an international role model, and are cool all at the same time. The following list encompasses both first (JASPER Johns) and last (Alexander CALDER) names, which have been drawn from all over the aesthetic map.
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  • Issey

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    Japanese-born fashion designer Issey Miyake, known for his techno-clothes, could provide baby naming inspiration. Read More 

  • Ives

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    Smooth and sleek one-syllable name, sometimes suggested for Sagittarius boys.  Read More 

  • Jackson

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    Cool name Jackson is one of the celebrisphere's top favorites, having been chosen by, among others, Spike Lee, Poppy Montgomery, Carson Daly, Maria Bello, Natalie Maines, Scott Wolf, Maya Rudolph, ... Read More 

  • Jasper

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    Jasper has a lot going for it -- in the past years it shot up 112 places and is still rising, after long being considered a hip and charming name in England. Distinctly masculine, Jasper represents... Read More 

  • Jensen

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    The number one surname in Denmark could make a sophisticated and stylish girl's name.  Read More 

  • Judd

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    Judd is a strong but sensitive short form that can easily stand on its own, the second 'd' giving it a lot more substance, and it would also be a good middle name choice. Two recent actors have giv... Read More 

  • Kahlo

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    Cooler than Frida, though not everyone would get the artist connection.  Read More 

  • Kamali

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    Spirit that protects babies from illness...and surname of designer Naomi.  Read More 

  • Kenzo

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    Kenzo is a common Japanese name with several creative bearers: the single-named fashion designer, prizewinning architect Kenzo Takada, and painter Kenzo Okada, which makes it internationally recogn... Read More 

  • Kiefer

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    Kiefer is a strong occupational surname associated with "24" star Kiefer Sutherland, but one that could well join the other 'er' surnames currently in favor. Kiefer Sutherland, the son of actor Do... Read More 

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